Pinsent Masons has appointed Louisa Lynch (pictured) as a real estate partner in Dubai. Lynch, who has been advising clients in the region since 2008, brings extensive experience advising developers, lenders, and investors on a range of real estate and hospitality matters, including large mixed-use developments, real estate investment management and leasing, hotel transactions, and commercial property work.
Head of Middle East at Pinsent Masons, Catherine Workman, said: “The real estate market across the Middle East continues to drive growth – and is an attractive market for inbound and domestic investors. Louisa is a strong addition to the firm and brings the right expertise to support our private and public sector clients on all aspects of real estate mandates across the Middle East.”
Lynch has worked on some of the largest real estate projects in the Middle East and regularly advises public and private sector clients across the UAE, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Qatar, and Egypt. Notable projects she has worked on include advising on the recent acquisition of the Grade A commercial building, Al Maryah Tower, in Abu Dhabi Global Market, as well as the regeneration of Mina Zayed Port in Abu Dhabi through the innovative new master community known as MiZa.
Prior to joining Pinsent Masons, Lynch led the Middle East Real Estate and Hospitality practice at Norton Rose Fulbright.
Louisa Lynch said of her appointment: “Against the backdrop of a push for economic diversification, developers, lenders and investors in real estate markets across the Middle East continue to be extremely busy. I’m looking forward to working with the multinational, sector-led team at Pinsent Masons advising clients on a broad range of real estate matters as every business grapples with the increasingly important topic of sustainability.”